ShowTellShare Fourteen


Tell: Glasses from op shop, Skirtmaster Sydney jacket from Savers op shop Frankston, The Social Studio top, Miss Shop dress from op shop. leggings gifted from Benny, Simon de Winter socks, Fluevogs.

Share: Dressing for an interview. Luckily I have a pair of leggings Benny gifted me at the end of What Ken Be Done; which is a *good* touch seeing as he’s helped to get me this far with the Vodafone Foundation World of Difference. Of course, wearing The Social Studio for luck, and to remind why I’m doing this in the first place. Hooray! So with colourful nerves, I’ll let you know how I go… and thanks for all the support via the ShowTellShare Facebook page, Twitter (@JGRuddock) and here. xo

Happy Harmony Day too. I know may not always achieve *fashion harmony*, but in society, my hope for harmony is what keeps me going!

ShowTellShare Thirteen

Share: The sharing comes first today as I’ve been shortlisted in the top 10 for the Vodafone Foundation World of Difference program, and my interview is tomorrow. Being successful with this grant will allow me to work for a full year on setting up The Social Studio in Sydney. It’s such a great opportunity for us to move forward, so please wish me luck! Eeek! Importantly, a big thanks to David from the Slingsby Foundation and Benny from The School for Social Entrepreneurs for acting as referees for me: having people to support me and The Social Studio is a real energy boost at this early, critical stage.

Now with me looking after my Mum and step-Dad in Melbourne, I’m Skyping in, so the system has been tested today, and looks to work, which is the first relief. Here’s an insight for you into my nervous, and yet excited demeanour as I sat by the computer:

I’m wearing a dress I’ve had for years now, made by the African Women’s Sewing Circle in  Southern NSW… another great example of ethical fashion, locally made:

Show & Tell: And here too, is another great supporter and friend, Scottie. Imagine my *delight* when I ran into him last Tuesday in The Cutting Table quite by accident. We’ve known each other for years and years. Scottie is a photographer, and he’s now working in Collingwood. He tells me he comes into The Cutting Table every day for a banana smoothie. I was so excited, I asked him to send me a photo of him having one, so I could post it up on ShowTellShare. And as you can see, this is what Sydney needs too – happy faces like this:

As he said, “so good I finished it before he got back to the office!” Thanks lovely Scottie for sending me in a photo, and *mostly* for supporting The Social Studio too! xo xo